Alexander Paykin immigrated from Russia at the age of nine.  During his family’s travels and while waiting for visa approval to the United States, Alex opened his first business, operating a car wash in the parking lot of a small bar in the town of Santa Marinella, in Italy.
By the time he was 16, Mr. Paykin was already employed full time and developing his own ideas for an IT start-up.  Before graduating from college, Alex was already a senior software developer for the IT company he co-founded.  Simultaneously, he worked for Pennzoil-Quaker State International, having started off as an entry level technician and within two years, rising to the position of District Trainer, responsible for over a dozen Jiffy Lube locations, including the hiring, training and termination of all employees, as well all customer relations and corporate compliance.
During law school, Mr. Paykin was also working for McCarville Ford as a sales consultant and went back to running Spider International, his IT consulting company.  During the summers, he also worked with NYANA and was assistant to the general counsel of a substantial New York medical malpractice insurance company.
Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Paykin has continued in the fields of IT, law and real estate, having since operated two brokerages, three law firms an IT company and a financial consulting company.
Today, Alex operates a successful boutique law firm housed on the 59th floor of the Empire State Building, focused in commercial and real estate matters, while simultaneously operating a boutique real estate brokerage in New York City.  He also serves as General Counsel and is a member of the Board of LexConnect, an IT start-up in the legal software field.  In total, on any given week, Mr. Paykin provides counsel on various business matters to no less than a dozen companies, a half-dozen cooperative buildings and one or two charities.
Mr. Paykin is very active with the New York State Bar Association, including various volunteer functions, such as being the attorney coach for the Ezra Academy High School Mock Trial Team.  He is also the Rotarian advisor to the Kings Park High School Interact Club and a very active Rotarian on both club and district level.  Mr. Paykin is responsible for all of the Rotary District IT matters and has been tasked with expanding the district’s technological capacity as well as to expand the Rotary Youth Exchange initiative.  In his spare time, Mr. Paykin enjoys to ski, snow-mobile, jet-ski, swim and is currently studying for his pilot’s license.
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Rotary Fellowships: Rotary Means Business, LGBT Rotary Fellowship, International Traveling & Hosting, Russian-American